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how to use testosterone cream in women

How to use Testosterone Cream for Women For Weight Loss & Energy

Low testosterone can lead to weight gain, changes in mood, decreased energy levels, and a reduction in libido.  What’s more important is this: Many women suffer from low testosterone and this condition is missed by most physicians. As a result, it becomes very important for you to understand the signs and symptoms of low testosterone …

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7 Reasons to treat low ferritin

7 Reasons to Treat Low Ferritin Levels: Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

Ferritin is an indication of the amount of iron in storage in your body.  Low ferritin levels are often associated with symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, inability to exercise, and even hair loss.  Diagnosing and treating low ferritin is important because it can actually reverse these symptoms and improve quality of life.  Having …

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How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps with Weight Loss The Complete Guide

How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps with Weight Loss: The Complete Guide

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Evidence-Based

When it comes to weight loss there are very few supplements that actually work.  ​After all, if it were as easy as taking a supplement to lose weight wouldn’t it be on the cover of every national newspaper?  While most of the claims for weight loss with other supplements tend to be overhyped there are …

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Benefits of Ashwagandha

Benefits of Ashwagandha: Weight Loss, Thyroid & Adrenals

Can this 4,000-year-old adaptogenic herb really help with weight loss, hypothyroidism, adrenal problems, and low sex drive? I’m going to make the case (through a combination of scientific studies and personal experience) that Ashwagandha can/may help you with these stubborn conditions.  If you’ve been considering the use of Ashwagandha for any of these conditions please …

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9 Surprising Reasons for Low Sex Drive in Women

9 Surprising Reasons for Low Sex Drive in Women + 6 Tips to Boost Libido

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Evidence-Based

Nowadays low sex drive is more and more common among women.  I don’t need to tell you why it’s important to have sex, so it should come as no surprise that many women are concerned when they find their sex drive declines.  Fortunately, there are many reasons why your sex drive may be plummeting.  The …

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Magnesium Citrate Benefits From Weight Loss to Better Sleep & More

Magnesium Citrate Benefits: From Weight Loss to Better Sleep & More

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Evidence-Based

So you’re interested in using magnesium Citrate? Maybe you’ve heard that magnesium can help with weight loss, or maybe you found out that your serum levels are low.  Either way, it doesn’t matter because the truth is that magnesium is critical for optimal health and is involved in a number of metabolic pathways in the …

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Tirosint vs levothyroxine: the case for switching thyroid medication

Tirosint vs Levothyroxine: The Case for Switching Thyroid Meds

You’ve probably heard from other patients that switching from levothyroxine to Tirosint made all the difference.  Considering that they are both T4-only thyroid medications, what is the difference between these medications? Why do some patients have decreased symptoms, lose more weight and feel better on Tirosint but not on levothyroxine? Is there a difference between …

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Testosterone Weight Loss Case Study 20 Pounds Lost with Testosterone + T3

Testosterone Weight Loss Case Study: 20 Pounds Lost with Testosterone + T3

Testosterone replacement therapy can help men (with low testosterone) build muscle mass, lose weight, and feel better overall.  Does that mean that every man should use testosterone?  Not really.  But it does mean that because of the potential benefits, it’s worth looking into if you are suffering from any of the symptoms that may be …

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Adding t3 to NDT for weight loss and energy

Thyroid Success Story: Adding T3 to NDT for Weight Loss + Energy

I get some form of this question all the time: What if I have hypothyroid symptoms but a low TSH? Can I still be hypothyroid? Or what if I am already on NDT but still feeling symptomatic? What then?​ ​The answer to this question is that, yes, you can still be hypothyroid with a “normal” …

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6 ways Naltrexone helps with weight loss

​6 Ways Naltrexone (LDN) Helps with Weight Loss + Who Should use it

Naltrexone, especially in low doses, can actually help the body lose weight in various ways.  This doesn’t mean it’s a miracle weight loss medication. In fact, it’s far from it. And only certain patients should even consider using this medication for weight loss. I have found that certain patients tend to benefit more than others, …

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